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Old 08-16-2022, 12:48 PM   #1
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Installing new Wallpaper question...

Ok our next mission in the goal to update our 2008 Phaeton is the wallpaper in the bathroom..

Has anyone installed new wall paper on this exterior wall? Do I need to remove the existing wallpaper?
Is there a particular brand or style of wallpaper for RV use?

Pictures of your improvements would really be helpful...
Thanks...
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Typically that panel would be manufactured with the "wallpaper" in place, i.e. it is laminated right onto the wallboard. Don't try to remove it unless it is already loose. Just clean it well, fill any holes or gouges, and paper over it.
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Old 08-17-2022, 08:46 AM   #3
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DW and I wallpapered over the existing vinyl wall cover on our (traded) 2014 Entegra. We used a grasslike texture vinyl wall paper from Amazon. I used “wall paper border adhesive” because it will stick to anything. It looked good and held up well. Managing the messy adhesive on your fingers or gloves is the hard part. I carefully trimmed the excess with a razor knife so as not to cut the original vinyl wall.

Sorry for the poor pic, but it was the best I had.
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You need to read the manufacturers guidance carefully on each brand of paper. Most vinyl wallpaper will not stick to itself. If unsure, call the manufacturer of the wallpaper. I removed all the old wallpaper with a hair dryer. It was a pain in the butt but I chose that route, especially in a bathroom. I spackled and addressed any flaws as they will show through your new paper. I don't have a window in the bathroom so I painted all the wood white, while the walls were bare. I think that made a bigger impact and really brightened it up, moreso than the new paper. The paper was pretreated but I used a brush on adhesive anyway. Keep in mind, the walls may not be perfectly 90 degrees and square so pick a paper with no stripes or complicated match up designs.



Pretty easy and cheap way to spruce things up!


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You need to read the manufacturers guidance carefully on each brand of paper. Most vinyl wallpaper will not stick to itself. If unsure, call the manufacturer of the wallpaper.

How would you do that when the "wallpaper" came from the RV factory and very likely was a pre-manufactured wall board anyway? Determining the type and manufacturer of the paper (or vinyl) is rarely practical.


If you think the existing paper is vinyl, there are two ways to deal with it:
1. Sand lightly and apply a primer paint to provide a good surface for bonding
2.Use an adhesive designed to apply over vinyl, e.g the border adhesive that Hogdriver suggested
3. Do both #1 & #2
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We spruced up our bathroom on our previous coach. We simply painted the existing wall paper and then replaced the border. It pretty easy.
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I had a little water damage on a outside bathroom wall in a previous motorhome. I ordered the matching vinyl wall paper from REV. The replacement covering was peal and stick wall covering 24" wide. I then carefully pealed the original vinyl off, filled and sanded the damage smooth and stuck the new vinyl on the wall, starting top to bottom. This worked out great and wasn't all that difficult as the wall was just thin luan wood on the inside.

You can find peal and stick wall covering on line if you don't want to get it from Tiffin
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